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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2017, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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MIJ RG550 - arm broke off in Edge

Hi, I am new here. Great site.
As the title suggests, I was careless last night and broke the arm off inside the socket of my Edge trem while trying to get enough slack in the strings to pull my pickguard out. Rather stupid as I was in a rush to get something done and took a shortcut.
Is there a way to take off the socket assembly and replace it and the arm? Am I stuck drilling it out? The knife edges seem in good shape but I think there is a sleeve or something missing from one of the posts ( on the arm side) because I can see threads on one post but not the other so if having to replace the entire trem is the only option I am ok with that - but hate to have to spend the $$ I see them going for.
Any advise on how to fix this would be hugely appreciated. I am starting to work on my own gear so forgive me if some of these questions are very basic.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2017, 05:11 PM
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Re: MIJ RG550 - arm broke off in Edge

i think you may be able to get the piece of the bar out of the arm holder if you unscrew the screw on the bottom and push something up there, could be wrong though. If you cant you can buy a new arm holder so don't worry.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2017, 03:16 PM
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Re: MIJ RG550 - arm broke off in Edge

You can remove the retainer spring it should be a Phillips screw then you can use a small rod and insert it into the hole and push the bar out
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2017, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: MIJ RG550 - arm broke off in Edge

Thanks for the fix! Just having to find a replacement bar is much easier than the alternate on some trems.
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